The Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that Tuesday’s road accident involving the convoy of former National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole was an assassination attempt.
In a statement on Wednesday by the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Chris Azebamwan, insinuated the accident which claimed the lives of two policemen attached to Oshiomhole was orchestrated by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“Today, (Tuesday) the entourage of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole making its way to Usen, Ovia South West, was rammed into by a trailer which, as described by members of the entourage and other eye-witnesses, deliberately veered off its lane in an apparent mission to take the life of the former governor.
“This trailer first rammed into the Toyota Hilux van escorting the former governor’s entourage before going ahead to hit the Sports Utility Vehicle conveying Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“From all indications, including factual accounts from members of the entourage and other eye-witnesses, the unfortunate crash which took place at Oluku Junction Edo, was a plotted and near-successful assassination attempt.
“Without preempting the investigation of the Police, we have no doubt on the identity of those responsible for this dark, heartless, and evil plot which led to the death of two excellent Police officers.
“There is only one man in Edo State who hates the presence and any other thing that signifies the person of Adams Oshiomhole. It is this same person who, flanked by his deputy, said before cameras collecting feeds for national news, that they enjoy immunity and that they will deal with anyone who crosses their path, specifically Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“It was the same man who, abusing the powers of his office, tyrannically issued a ban to Adams Oshiomhole, declaring that the former governor must obtain his permission before coming into Edo State or face consequences. He made good this threat when, on Oshiomhole’s arrival to the state, he mobilized thugs to the airport to mount a blockade and unleash mayhem” he stated.